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While I am waiting for some tools to come in I had some time last night to work on my router springs. I have a Marvel 60 router from MLCS (don't laugh to hard) anyway I posted here before about how hard it was to push down. Well I was able to get it apart and removed one of the springs. Will this cause a problem by not having a spring on each post? One spring is special made it has a large bottom and tapers to the top and is held in by an e clip.

If anyone else has one of these routers and needs to know how to remove or change the springs let me know and I will either send an email or post it here.

Thanks and work safe.
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Thanks for offering to post the how to. I think it would be good information to post how the springs come out of that router. Make sure to identify which router it is with a model number. It might be useful to someone in the future.

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Gary,

The only problem I could see with only having one spring in your router would be that the router might not come down straight when plunging. Depending on how close the tolerance is on the plunge tubes, it probably might not be a big deal, but you might want to experiment and watch that the router does not cock a little bit to one side as you move it up and down.

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Doug it looks like it is coming down straight but I think I will try to find a spring that is the same length but weaker and put it back in just to be sure.

I will post how to remove the springs tonight when I get home. Just want to make sure that I have the model and the correct info before I post it.
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This is for the Marvel 60 router, Model #ML3HP ONLY
On each side near the top is a plug for the motor brushes, unscrew these plugs and remove the brushes by pulling straight out.
Unlock the depth rod and raise the rod up till it is even with the top of the router housing.
Remove the screw in the center of the micro adjustment knob and remove the knob.
Remove two screws from the handle with the on off switch in it.(you might be able to just loosen them but I removed them all the way)
Turn the router over and near the collet will be four screws. Remove these screws with care because the housing will start to seperate.
As the housing comes apart the handle will also come out. It may pop out so go slow and look to see how it goes back in before removing all the way.
Once apart you can do what you want with the springs.
Reverse the procedure to put it back together. The hardest part is holding the on off switch handle in place while putting the housing back down.
It is really not that hard just time consuming the first time.

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